• Inspiring Excellence & Forging Futures

    Step into the Academy for Women, where innovation meets empowerment. Our unique one-week program shapes the future of technology, focusing on the dynamic contributions of women in the field. Explore C++, project management, teamwork, and the scope of women in tech jobs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant UT campus alongside other high school students, engage with outstanding faculty and current college students. Join us this summer for a tech journey uniquely tailored to inspire and empower. 

  • Academy Tuition: Free

    Location: UT Austin Campus

    2024 Dates: June 2-8

    Academy Type: Residential, overnight

    Eligibility: Students entering 10th-12th grade (Fall 2024)

    Prerequisites: All skill levels welcome

    Tools: Arduino microcontroller, C++

    Credit: Academy certificate

  • Supported by

  • AMD

Get Ready for Next Year's Academy!

While applications for Summer 2024 are closed, stay tuned for updates on our upcoming academies in the future. We're excited to bring you another enriching experience next year! Be the first to know when applications open by subscribing to our mailing list.

Thank you for your interest. The application deadline for this year was January 7th. Stay connected for future opportunities!

  • Academy for Women students collaborating during Expedia workshop
  • LED lights running an Academy for Women student's coded pattern
  • Academy for Women student working on their Arduino LED light project.

What You'll Explore

  • Topics Covered

    • C++
    • Project management
    • Teamwork
    • Women in tech jobs
  • Hands-On Experiences

    • Code an Arduino microcontroller to put on an LED display light show
    • Delve into cool new technologies with professors and industry reps
    • Discover future internship and career opportunities
    • Identify tactics for a standout UT application from UT admissions
    • Explore the UT campus and meet current UT students

Academy Experience

Where You'll Learn

This academy takes place on campus at the University of Texas at Austin. Students get a taste of university life by learning in the Gates Dell Complex – the home of UT Computer Science.

Where You'll Stay & Eat

You will stay in student residence halls on campus where you’ll be matched with another student by age as your roommate. You can look forward to trying out college residence hall food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which is included.

How You'll Be Supported

Our mentors help you get accustomed to learning on a college campus by staying in the same residence halls and accompanying you throughout your stay. Our academies boast an impressive 10:1 student to mentor ratio to make sure students are getting the most out of their time on campus.

Meet Your Academy Staff

  • Dr. Alison Norman
    Associate Professor of Instruction
    Department of Computer Science

    Dr. Alison Norman received both her M.S. in computer science and her Ph.D. in computer science from this department. Since then, she has been fortunate enough to spend her days teaching systems to undergraduates and performing outreach to underserved communities. Her research interests lie in the intersection of supercomputing and program analysis with a special interest in static techniques to improve checkpointing. She is also interested in large-scale simulation.

  • Michaela Cicero
    Academy Director
    Department of Computer Science

    Michaela is responsible for the planning and management of student focused initiatives including the Accelerated Transfer Program, statewide freshmen recruiting events, and the on-campus summer academies.

Travel Scholarships

  • Travel scholarships are available to help those with financial need to help cover transportation to and from Austin. The travel scholarship application will open with the Academy for Women application.

Stay Connected for Future Opportunities!

Discover transformative summer academies with us. While the application deadline for this year has passed, be the first to know about upcoming programs and exciting opportunities.

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